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GAMING INDUSTRY: PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Another year is in the books, and some of the largest publicly traded gaming operators posted varying results during 2016. While the Macau market finished…

GAMING INDUSTRY:PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Given the focus on recent expansions taking place in global gaming markets, I thought it was important to share some of the latest trends within…

GAMING INDUSTRY: 15 YEARS OF CHANGE

Gaming today is more widespread, more diverse and more popular than ever before, and much of that expansion and growth is attributable to industry developments…

GAMING INDUSTRY: PERFORMANCE REVIEW

With the latest round of quarterly financial reports, it appears the Macau, China gaming market is showing signs of potential stabilization. The pace of annual…

Gaming Industry: Performance Review

By the mid-point of 2016, many of the gaming industry trends witnessed in 2015 are continuing. In Macau, declines in revenues and gaming volume present…

Poker And Cognitive Bias

I have written about decision-making before (Gaming & Leisure , Summer 2015, “You’re Making Bad Decisions All the Time”) But it is such an important…

Gaming Industry: Performance Review

Another year is in the books, and Nevada’s gaming companies have reported mixed results for 2015. For companies with operations in Macau, the challenging environment…

GAMING INDUSTRY: PERFORMANCE REVIEW

The Las Vegas Strip might be the gaming epicenter of the United States, but the majority of gaming today takes place within regional casinos located…

The Power of Introverts

Quiet – The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking is a 2012 book by Susan Cain. It is meant either to…

GAMING INDUSTRY: PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Gaming revenue might be a shrinking piece of the resort industry’s revenue puzzle, but it still makes up more than a third of the industry’s annual…

Becoming More Data-Driven

Recently, I gave a presentation on data and analytics at a large global shared services conference. The fact that I was presenting on an advanced…

GAMING INDUSTRY: PERFORMANCE REVIEW

GAMING INDUSTRY: PERFORMANCE REVIEW Brian R. Gordon, CPA FINANCE finished the year down 3.3 percent, at $5.4 billion. Company-wide property adjusted EBITDA performed slightly better,…

GAMING INDUSTRY: PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Since our last report in Gaming & Leisure Magazine, a number of gaming operators posted third quarter earnings and several equipment manufacturers announced facility expansions…

SIMPLE WAYS TO VALUE A STOCK

Investors are always searching for methods to help them determine whether a company is worth investing in. There are many means of stock valuation, some…

SHARED SERVICES IN THE GAMING INDUSTRY

Shared services is a business delivery model and a concept that has been around for 25- plus years and has gained wide adoption in corporate…

Customer-Centric Pricing: Myth or Reality?

As revenue management has developed in hospitality and gaming organizations, hotels and casinos have become increasingly sophisticated at pricing. Today, pricing is carefully managed by most gaming resorts on a daily basis – and even intra-day as arrival dates approach.

The Intelligent Use of Data

I wish I knew whether the following statement would get empathy from other industries, but in the gaming industry this might be bold: I believe that this will be the last “generation” where we use green-screen or similar applications in our work.